Amid all of the coverage of colorful figures in the White House press briefing room (i.e. bloggers), many of the news articles reference Les Kinsolving, “the nation’s unlabeled talk show host.” He claims to be the only talk show host accreditated to cover the White House, and he’s been a royal pain in the ass to every press secretary since the last year of Richard Nixon’s term.
Jody Powell, President Carter’s press secretary, famously said “In South Georgia, you’ve got gnats. In the White House, we’ve got Les Kinsolving.”
Well good news for everyone on the White House beat: After recovering from heart surgery, Kinsolving is returning to work today and his regular commentaries. It’s good to know that two months after Jeff Gannon abruptly stopped showing up for work, that there’ll be some excitement for Scott McClellan in the briefing room again.